I usually try to stay away from posting about political issues, because honestly, that's not what I want my blog to be about. However, on today of all days, I'd like to voice my opinion.
Everyone is going to have an opinion on matters of our nation and our world. No one has to agree, but I think all opinions matter. All voices should be heard. You don't have to like what you hear or even agree with it, but I think we should respect the feelings and ideas of others. Having said that.....
It is sad that we can not live in a world where there is no hate. It shouldn't matter what race, gender, or religion you are. Everyone should be treated equally...everyone should be given the same opportunity as others. It is not my place to judge others, rather it is my duty to love all mankind and to accept them as they are. I won't lie and say I am perfect. No one is. There are moments I fail to accept things I can not understand or love all those around me. There are moments I am called to forgive, yet hold onto things I should let go.
When will we, as human beings, come together to stop hate, violence, racism.....? When we will finally learn to love, to accept, and to forgive?
When I was a child, it seemed so simple. I had friends of different ethnicity, religion, and so on. I accepted them for who they were, what they looked like, and what they believed in. Why can we all not see the world as a child does....?